David Blaine under investigation over UK model’s rape claim

David Blaine under investigation over UK model’s rape claim

Image copyright Getty Images US illusionist David Blaine is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over an alleged rape of a British former model in 2004. Natasha Prince, 34, claimed the US magician attacked her at a house in Chelsea, west London, when she was 21. Police have asked Mr Blaine to travel to the […]

UK budget deficit narrows to lowest level September since 2007 | Business

UK budget deficit narrows to lowest level September since 2007 | Business

Britain’s budget deficit has fallen to its lowest level in any September for the last 10 years, giving Philip Hammond a boost ahead of next month’s autumn budget. The 11% drop from September last year shows the government’s finances putting in a better than expected performance despite recent Brexit turmoil and a dramatic slowdown in […]

Donald Trump links rise in UK crime to ‘radical Islamic terror’

Donald Trump links rise in UK crime to ‘radical Islamic terror’

< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"????> President Donald Trump tweeted about a bump in UK crime “amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.” Both terrorist attacks and crime are up in the UK, but no evidence supports the idea that Islamic extremists have caused the wider crime increase. President Donald Trump. Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted […]

CNET UK podcast 530: The Pixel 2 verdict and Huawei’s odd Mate decisions

CNET UK podcast 530: The Pixel 2 verdict and Huawei’s odd Mate decisions

Andrew Hoyle/CNET We’re joined by old CNET friend Nate Lanxon to discuss Huawei‘s odd decisions with its new Mate 10 Pro and whether a 700 quid phone that isn’t Apple or Samsung stands a chance of succeeding. We’ve given our final review verdicts on the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones. But is […]

Theresa May says UK examining Brexit divorce bill ‘line by line’ | Politics

Theresa May says UK examining Brexit divorce bill ‘line by line’ | Politics

Theresa May has said the UK is examining “line by line” how much it will pay the EU when it leaves the union, which may involve handing over many more billions than the €20bn (£17.9bn) of budget contributions promised so far. Speaking on Friday, the prime minister did not deny that she had told EU […]

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK – as Theresa May admits there is “some way to go” in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade talks now. But by […]

Brexit: Theresa May appeals to EU leaders for progress

Brexit: Theresa May appeals to EU leaders for progress

Image copyright EPA Image caption European Council President Donald Tusk greeted Mrs May on the second day of the summit Theresa May made a personal appeal to EU leaders for the Brexit talks to move on to the subject of trade at a working dinner in Brussels. The prime minister is reported to have asked […]